This is a contest where you can send in your pics of ute dogs… really there’s not much more to say other than HOLY CRAP THESE DOGS ARE CUTE!!!
Russian photographer Maria Ionova-Gribina’s unique but morbid Natura Morta project lets us look into the saddest part of nature’s cycle – death. In these beautiful photographs, the animals look like they’re sleeping peacefully, with birds dreaming of flight and rabbits of running. The photographer reveals how this idea of honoring dead animals came to her:
“When me and my brother found a dead mole, bird or bug we buried them on the border of a forest. And we decorated the grave with flowers and stones.” She decided to continue the tradition while also taking beautiful photographs of animals that died naturally or after accidents with cars. The flowers used in these photos were gathered near the animals and in the photographer’s garden.
South Dakotan sculptor John Lopez creates life-sized scrap metal sculptures with a uniquely Western American twist. In his hands, old discarded farm equipment is recycled into sculptures of iconic creatures from the American West like a bison, a horse plowing a field, or a Texas Longhorn.
Lopez already had a career as a bronze sculptor, but after creating a family grave for his deceased aunt using scrap metal, he began creating recycled metal sculptures out of found or donated pieces of metal as well.
“My favorite part about these pieces is the texture,” explains Lopez. “I just start grabbin’ stuff from the pile and welding it, in and if you weld enough of the same thing on over and over it creates this really cool texture that I’ve never seen in these kinds of pieces before. And I think that’s what draws people in.”
We’ve all probably found ourselves, at one point or another, standing in front of a wall of greeting cards and finding that none of them are capable of expressing your actual feelings in simple sentences. Emily McDowell, a designer and illustrator, has a perfect solution to this problems. She designs “Awkward Cards,” which are awkward, truthful and sincere ways of saying something meaningful and beautiful when you just can’t figure out how.
All of the awkward greeting cards have quotations that reflect the messiness and weirdness of relationships in a funny way. “I love making anything that helps people feel understood – it means a lot to me when people pick one up and think, ‘So I’m NOT the only person who feels this way? What a relief!,’” the illustrator told Modern Met. But if relationships were not awkward or difficult,
I’m a professional nature photographer, and I’m especially fascinated with the arctic. I’ve spent over 3 months of my life in Iceland, all during winter, and I’ve captured many images of its magical frozen landscape. Black beaches adorned with countless diamond-like icebergs, glacial lagoons, ice-crusted waterfalls, Northern Lights, ice caves… Iceland in winter is a true paradise for photographers, one that I go back to every year to shoot and guide.
In an amazing study of masterful craftsmanship and delicacy, Hillary Fayle, a student of embroidery, has created a series of leaves that have been cut and embroidered with exquisite and delicate decorative patterns.
She starts by coating each leaf in a non-toxic preservative that stiffens them up and protects them. Then, she cuts them into various forms and embroiders them or simply embroiders onto their uncut surfaces. “I generally try to use renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly materials for my art, so this was an obvious choice,” explains the artist.
Besides her astounding leaf embroidery, she also creates amazing leaf cutting designs, a few of which you can see here as well. Her website is definitely worth checking out!
We spend, on average, about a third of our lives asleep (and hopefully most of that time is spent in a bed), so the bed you sleep in (and the covers you sleep under) are worth some attention. If you’re looking for home decoration ideas and want to have the perfect bed cover or comforter for your home, take a look at these for some inspiration!
Regardless of what you call them – bed covers, comforters or duvets – they will keep you warm, decorate your home and, depending on how old you are, protect you from monsters. These covers range from creative and artistic to funny and clever, so almost anyone will find something that might inspire them!
Playing with food is not just for kids any more, as Brazilian artist William Kass proves with his imaginative “Minimize – Food” photo series. He creates amusing miniature dramas using fruit, vegetables, seeds, ice-cream, and just about anything else that’s edible.
The artist introduces lovely tiny people to a wondrous world, where an orange becomes a juicy, sparkling pool, chilli peppers turn into bonfires, and a zucchini becomes a cannon in a circus show.
It doesn’t matter what kind of animal you are, friendships develop just the same. This couple of friends are the living proof: in St. Petersburg’s Zoo, a European lynx has become friends with a regular Russian cat.According to Love Meow, the feline was homeless and happen to find some food where the lynx lived. Not only was the lynx fine with sharing, they also became great friends.
“It seems as if the cat needs the lynx as much as she needs her”, says Love Meow. People explain that the cat considers the lynx to be her mother, as she was just a kitten when she made this unusual friend. The Zoo, seeing this friendship, adopted the cat so they could live together, as they still do.
A good interior design can do as much for a cafe, restaurant or bar as good food and drinks can. We made this list of 20 establishments to show you some of the best bar, cafe and restaurant interior designs in the world, and most of them have even won awards for their interiors.
Creating an amazing interior design is anything but simple. There are thousands of factors to juggle – What will your restaurant, bar or cafe’s style be like? How can you make the interior as beautiful and decorative as possible without disrupting the staff’s workflow? Will safety regulations even allow your grandiose designs to take form?
When you think about just how much goes into the design of the perfect restaurant interior, you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for these wondrously designed interior spaces.